Home-Start Slough

Objectives

We support disadvantaged families with young children.  Our aim is to empower the family to cope with their challenges to mitigate or prevent increased health and social care, thereby reducing public costs. Our support is delivered 1:1 in the family home by trained volunteers who are parents or involved in childcare. The support we provide is practical and emotional.

Families will be marginalised, hard to reach and suffering from multiple disadvantages such as poverty, physical or mental disability, abuse, neglect and isolation. We also provide weekly Family Support Group providing mutual support and family outings.

We are the only charity in Slough to provide these services. We are embedded in the community, have a strong network of referrers and channel all of our active experience into those we serve.

During 20 years of service we have supported over 3000 children. “Our strategy is to gain funding to tailor our proven and robust service model to focus on particular compelling needs in Slough and create tailored and customised support packages to provide maximum social benefit.     

Activities

We train and supervise volunteers to provide 1:1 home visiting support to disadvantaged, hard to reach families.  Over 77% of our referrers are from Health Visitors.  Typically we support the family for a period of 6 - 9 months. 

We work in partnership with local health professionals, midwives, health visitors, social workers and other voluntary organisations. This network enables us to have the best possible outcomes for our beneficiary group.

Charity sectors

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Refugees / migrants

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local
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Current opportunities

  • Trustee - Treasurer

    Home-Start Slough

    Berkshire, SL1 7JZ

    Trustee/Governor

    Home-Start Slough is an empowering, visionary family support service built on trusted relationships and rooted in the community.  Looking forward, we are ambitious for our future and looking for Trustees who can help us grow and develop. Read more

    Time commitment: Board meetings are every 6 weeks. Some support is needed outside of these Board meetings to prepare the accounts.

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